Athar Al Hakim seeks solitude
Prominent Egyptian actress Athar Al Hakim is currently in the process of shooting the first scenes of her upcoming television drama “Al Khitwa Naseeb”, written by Alhami Amarah and directed by Mustafa Al Shal. Athar plays the role of a simple urban woman, who by coincidence discovers that her husband is an artifacts smuggler.
Athar’s discovery leads her to flee with her children in the hope of finding a quiet and safe place away from her husband, where she may avoid all the dangers that smugglers face. She finally finds a place in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Cairo and begins a new life that comes with many obstacles she must overcome.
Recently, Athar announced her marriage to journalist Yasser Kamal Khalil, who works for the Egyptian satellite television network. The wedding ceremony was held amongst a small group of family members and very close friends.
Athar’s latest television drama was "Frisca" under the direction of Majdi Ahmad. A major crisis had taken place between Egyptian belly dancer and actress Dina and Athar while shooting the scenes for “Frisca” over Dina’s dresses. To end the dispute, the dancer decided to seek a fashion consultant to change her entire wardrobe for the series.
Athar stressed that she is not comfortable acting alongside someone dressed in such an inappropriate manner, adding that Dina can not shoot the scene wearing the dress she had on. Dina had refused to change the dress saying that it is essential for the part she is performing. Dina added that there is censorship in Egypt and if they felt her appearance is inappropriate they will omit the scenes.